I love you.

@AmbiePam (50164)
United States
June 5, 2010 4:34pm CST
I think this is funny. When my dad first started college, he was dating my mom, but she was still in high school. His college was 2 1/2 hours away from where she lived. So when he had the money, he'd use the pay phone at the college, and give my mom a call. At the end of each call my mom would say I love you. You know what my dad's reply was? Same here. He was 18 years old, and too macho to say those three little words with other students around. I still find this hilarious, as does my mom. Any I love you stories that amuse you? In romantic relationships, did/do you say the I love you first, or did your significant other say it first?
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• United States
5 Jun 10
My boyfriend isn't like that at all. If I say 'I love you,' he'll say 'I love you too.' It makes me smile. When he doesn't say it, sometimes I get upset because I like hearing it. My grandpa is similar to your dad. I told him 'I love you, Grandpa!' And he replied with 'Me too.' I think that's worse than 'Same here.' It almost seems like he's saying he loves himself too! LOL
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@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
5 Jun 10
LOL I guess it depends how guys grew up, what their home was like. I know in my dad's family, his dad was not expressive at all. No I love yous or hugs. It's a good thing my mom has taught him a few things!
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
hello!!! Way back in college, I have a male close friend who always shares his frustrations about her girlfriend. The relationship they had seem to be hidden since the girl is 4 years younger than he is. So everytime he calls over the phone or sends messages through text saying "i love you" to her, the girl just responds with "143"...Although it stands i love you, my friend gets dissapointed since he wants to at least listen to those magic words...
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@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Aw, that's kind of sad.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 Jun 10
Hi AmbiePam, That is so cute, your dad trying to be macho 'same here' reminds me of the ditto one in Ghost. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
6 Jun 10
In relationships I am not usually the first one to say I love you. I normally wait for the other person to say it first. I guess I am kind of a wimp in that aspect. So, does your dad still say SAME HERE, or does he actually say it now?
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@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
6 Jun 10
Well, he always told her he loved her, just not over the phone where other guys could hear. He did tell her loved her first. My mom wouldn't haven't said it first either, like you. I never could say it first. I was too scared not to get an I love you back! But he got over that 'same here' thing over the phone as soon as they got married. So she had to put up with it for two years while they were dating, but eventually he got over it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
6 Jun 10
Well it is good to hear that he does say it to her now. And hopefully often!
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jun 10
hio ambiepam I was thirty and myhubby to be thirty seven and yet he found it so hard the first few times to really just say I love you. And He would say other things like youre my pet, or pattytricia as he knew I hated my first name Patsie so he would use his nick name for me as an endearment. I do think I said I love you first. And when I complained he never bought me any flowers he went off with a grin and an hour later came back with a wheelborrow full of white shasta daisies and as he continued to plant them for me in our front yard he said laughing, dont you say I never brought you any flowers. He got a big hugs for that.they were so gorgeous with huge white shaggy blooms a nd they would last unlike cut flowers that would wilt in a few days. i thought that really full of love and sort of romantic too.
@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
5 Jun 10
It's incredibly romantic. And so so sweet.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
6 Jun 10
lol thats me ....i'm not at ease when i say those three words...i feel kinda shy...there have been cases where i allowed others to make the first move but i no longer do that...owww i use those three words more often these days and i'm enjoying it
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
6 Jun 10
@GardenGerty (102671)
• United States
6 Jun 10
When I was dating my first husband, in High School, I wrote him lots of notes, and as taught in school, in a friendly letter, always signed it Love, Heather. He took it as I love you and we just fell into it from there. He would tell you, if he was living, that I said it first, but I feel like he did. I was just being polite.
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@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
6 Jun 10
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
I remember my high school classmate. He was my friend but we are not close because we have different sets of friends. Of course he was with his male friends and I was with my female friends. I know his feelings towards me even without saying it to me, because of his gesture. And I felt every time I moved before there was someone looking at me like following my every move. One day, I received a letter from him and it was a love letter. The letter was full of sincerity and it was very sweet. He was like saying he wanted to marry me that time. And in the end of the letter he includes those three words. I was shocked and felt fear too because we were young and I do not know if I am ready to have a relationship at that age. Just I remember I allowed him to court me but we remained friends after.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Seems like I always said it first in the 42 years we had together I can count on my fingers how many times he said it first lololol
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
6 Jun 10
Awwwww that is so sweet Ambie, some Blokes just can't say the 3 little words lol but their action say it for them
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@shinxna (37)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
My uncle's girlfriend would always say I love you to my uncle (my mother's brother). We have a good laugh everytime my uncle would create new words to say I love you too. He would say yohahawalalala and so on..
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@geonelynn (369)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
my boyfriend is the one who often says 'i love you' first and whenever i really feel the moment of being grateful that he is in my life i'd say the three words first. i'm just blessed that my partner always reminds me of how he really loves me. not only that, he talks to our friends about us and how we've become sweethearts. it doesn't really matter who says it first but it sure do will make a great impact when who hear those words being spoken to you... a million times over. :D
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Jun 10
My last "guy" when I called him at work would just say....."Ditto"....he also didn't want the other guys to hear him say I love you...so...must be a guy thing!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
6 Jun 10
My husband did not have too much trouble with the ‘I love yous’ I think I was the one who had a bit of a problem with it for a while! My ex (before my husband) and I met when I was fifteen and he was sixteen so were still kids when we began seriously dating. It took the poor guy at least four dates before I allowed him to kiss me. I must say he was very patient. We ended up being together for over eleven years before we went our separate ways.
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@swetashah (346)
• United States
6 Jun 10
I don't mind to say it out loud to my love one, if there is good vibe of me at the moment. I would say it many times, if he loves to hear it. That is magic of that 3 little words. If you can say it like you really mean it, it really makes both of us happy.
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
6 Jun 10
Maybe I had the macho image because my BF said it to me first , and all I could say in return was, "Okay." With a shrug at the end of it, and tightened lips. Honestly it took me a while to say I LOVE YOU because I was the worst "Hard to get" type when he courted me. I always believe that a woman should not "give in" right away. So I didn't. And I guess it was worth it because he has proven himself to me. (I'm not saying though that every woman should do what I did. To each her own!)
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
6 Jun 10
Hi Amber! I think that is so cute! Men are so weird when it comes to those three words! I don't know why it is so hard for some of them to say them, but I am not saying that this is a bad thing! There are some that can say them way too easily and not mean them and that upsets me more than anything! Like my bf! He told his ex-gf before me that he loved her! Wrong thing to do on so many counts! It is too complicated a story and long so won't get into it, but it really turned out to be a disaster! And then he told me he loved me and took it back! WTF? Yup! Don't even ask! I live with a man that "loves me as a friend", but..... Well, then he can get out and give me my back rent that he is owing me big time! If I threw his azz out he wouldn't know what to do! He better think about all this carefully because I am really close to putting him out for real!
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
6 Jun 10
That is cute, but most men are like that.
@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
6 Jun 10
I know.
• Portugal
17 Jul 10
ahah yes thats a funny story^^ too macho is true guys dont like to show feelings much mostly when near other people ahah anyway me i always say it i mean im not waiting other person say first. the first time before i be sure he loves me he must say first bcs im shy ahah but after it is ok doesnt matter who says^^ but me i have a guy that says he loves me and when we talk he never says but always sing songs and say this is for you and the song is about his love for me ahah so cute isnt?^^
@rabajar (134)
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
lol.. oh my gesh! the same story with my ex-boyfriend. I once told him I love you and he replied "dido".. :( How I wanted to hear those words.. Hayyyzzz!